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  • Learning from role models: Kara Bortone, Ph.D.

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    Ph.D. holders are increasingly valued in technology transfer and the field of Law and Technology Management. In order to seize the opportunities, Ph.D. holders must be incredibly versatile in today’s market. However, many of those who have put down their pipettes and transitioned successfully into the field have a common trait; they are people who take action.  Recently, I had a chance to meet and have a chat with Kara Bortone Ph.D., who is currently the Head of Company Sourcing at Janssen Labs, to learn more about her career path. My conversation with Kara touched upon a few key things and yet again, emphasized the importance of taking action.  Kara holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas and subsequently did her postdoc at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, where she studied ...